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. >>steve: the president's latest nomination running into major resistance from both parties. but somebody is stepping in to help. wait till you hear who is funding the fight. remember this guy? he got so drunk at a flight he had to be duct taped to his seat. if you thought the pictures were bad, wait till you see the video of him getting taped up. >>brian: "fox & friends" starts now. >>brian: i wonder if that guy was going on vacation? >>gretchen: he was apparently. he was going to the caribbean to meet his girlfriend. the only problem was he was groping other women on the flight. >>brian: that and the fact he drank an entire bottle of whiskey. the thing is if he wants to look at his vacation photos, everyone in america has them. the only thing about this story is i'd love to go to iceland. >>steve: he's going from iceland to new york eventually to the caribbean. >>gretchen: iceland was the hit place a couple of years ago. we saw a bunch of people in hot tubs. >>steve: natural springs. >>gretchen: then something happened. >>brian: i think the economy collapsed. >>gretchen: we've got to ge
it was on a plane. >>alisyn: that's better? >>steve: eric bolling in for brian who is on vacation. ali is in for gretchen. >>alisyn: what have you done with your staff? >>steve: they are on vacation. >>alisyn: a lot of news. there are brand-new concerns about killer whales that freed themselves from the ice in quebec. no one has seen them since. we watched that video of a family of 12 whales struggling to breathe out of a hole the size of a pickup truck. then the wind shifted and the water opened up -- the ice opened up and the grandmother whale, we're told, led them all to safety. but now aerial crews sent to track them cannot find the whales. killer whales can swim a mile before needing air. that is about 20 minutes. we'll keep an eye on this story and bring developments as soon as we get them. >>> there is enough evidence, we're told, to put the accused dark knight shooter on trial. he is expected to be arraigned today. but it is likely defense attorneys will ask for a delay. james holmes is accused of opening fire in a colorado theater last july killing 12 people and injuring 70. >
they can grow up to be the football quarterback and wind up with a girl like that. >>steve: the message, if you're not quarterback you'll never have an attractive girlfriend? >>gretchen: no. there have been other stories in the past about male athletes who hook up with girlfriends or wives and then they start playing poorly and they say it is the wife's fault. >>brian: if you're going to talk about fault, the main fault notre dame had last night is they should have put rudy in right at the end. >>gretchen: all right. we have lots to tell you about this morning. let's start with your headlines. a lottery winner comes forward to claim his prize. one day later he's dead. a month after calling it a natural death, investigators in chicago say he was poisoned. last june he won $1 million in a scratch-off lottery game. a day later he died. his death was blamed on cardiac disease but a few days later a family member asked him to investigate. tests revealed the 46-year-old was poisoned with cyanide. >> more common in literature than real life. cases do pop up. i had a cyanide suicide probably ab
. we'll have howard dean and steve forbes debate the issue. >>> and in cooperstown, new york, rampant steroid use has resulted in this, no one will be inducted into the baseball hall of fame this year, no bonds, no clemens, no one. we have the latest on this major league dis. >>> it's not a fiscal emergency, it's about the flu and it's not going to be the only city. >>> and finally, this trillion dollar platinum coin idea to solve the debt. not only stupid, it'll make the u.s. look like a banana republic. can we please avoid that, at least? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> another big day on the gun control front. a key statement from vice president biden on the issue. eamon javers joins us with the details. good evening, eamon. >> the white house suggests it could use an executive order to move gun control legislation reform forward here in washington, d.c. and also today, the vice president met at the white house with gun control advocates, some of whom shared their personal and emotional stories. >> my name is annette nance and my 16-year-old son blair holt was killed in c
. be sure to pick up a copy of skeef w steve weiss's new novel. >> go gm long. >> i knew that. >> titan. buy it. >> more at 5:00 tonight. follow me on twitter. and "power lunch" begins right now. >> "halftime" is over. >> "power lunch" and the second half of the trading day starts right now. >> an unhedged hour of "power lunch." an hour filled with breaking news. in 30 minutes time we expect president obama to name jacob lew to replace timothy geithner. it the white house really getting serious on gun control? under way right now, vice president biden, at the chair's seat. we should have answered very soon. and new rules on mortgages. being announced today. we will highlight changes and explain how they could affect you. >>> first though, sue at the new york stock exchange. sue? >> ty, as you mentioned, president obama will announce jack lew as his nominee for secretary of treasurer. he staffers believe it will be approved. analyst say the president's pick is a sign he will move forward with planned economic reforms and do so aggressively. mr. lew served as coo of nyu and worked at citigroup
. in december 2011, steve kroft reported on two such cases. we begin with a woman named eileen foster, a former senior executive at countrywide financial, one of the epicenters of the crisis. >> do you believe that there are people at countrywide who belong behind bars? >> yes. >> do you want to give me their names? >> no. >> would you give their names to a grand jury if you were asked? >> yes. >> but eileen foster has never been asked, and never spoken to the justice department, even though she was countrywide's executive vice president in charge of fraud investigations. at the height of the housing bubble, countrywide financial was the largest mortgage lender in the country, and the loans it made were among the worst, a third ending up in foreclosure or default, many because of mortgage fraud. it was foster's job to monitor and investigate allegations of fraud against countrywide employees and make sure they were reported to the board of directors and the treasury department. >> how much fraud was there at countrywide? >> from what i saw, the types of things i saw, it was-- it appeared system
are a low-cost iphone for emerging markets. shanghai evening news claimed the apple marketing chief steve shiller says the future for apple isn't cheap phones. apple hasn't responded to my request to clarify what shiller said and frankly i don't trust language that's been translated and retranslated. the future of apple isn't cheap ipads but that doesn't stop them from coming out with ipad minis. you can bet they have worked on a phone that would meet their standards and avoid cannibalizing the high-end iphones. if they release one, that's a bigger story. >> apple stock, a buy or a sell? the stock hovering around $500 a share. still well below its all-time high, so is it a buy or not? on the technical side of the story ennis tanner with me with riskreversal.com and on the tech fundamental side, jeff, we'll start with you. >> growth rates in china, it's huge, but i think there's a bigger story here in apple, and we can talk the numbers to death, but there's a transition going on. over the last six years apple has been this hyper growth company with an investor base that included everybody,
'll get much more on the markets coming up, but first steve liesman with breaking news right now. this is the latest read on the u.s. economy. steve, what can you tell us? >> maria, thanks very much. the federal reserve reporting consumer credit for november, consumers in a borrowing mood with consumer credit rising 7%. non-revolving credit, auto, student loans, up by 9.6% with a big rise in student loans. the federal part of this thing was up pretty strongly, and non-revolving credit was up 1.1%. student loans up by $5 billion to a record $521 billion, and outstanding bank credit card was up by 6 billion as well so banks were not shy about alleged on the credit cards. meanwhile, jeff lacquer, fed president saying growth at 2 it is is what is expected for 2013 but 2014 could be stronger with reduced risk and ending some of the financial uncertainties that have -- that he says hobbled growth in 2012. he repeated his opposition to current fed policy and warned that a big fed balance sheet means that the economy is vulnerable to even small mistakes. maria? >> all right. steve, thank
to washington -- >> who cared about the consumer. >> -- that steve rattner supported. >> i think i know where we're going. >> if only there were that person. you could just check them off. >> you know what? there is. >> steve didn't support him. >> absolutely. you are going to come around on elizabeth warren. you just are. who doesn't? elizabeth warren said this on the issue. aig's reckless bets nearly crashed our entire economy. taxpayers across this country saved aig from ruin. and it would be outrageous for this company to turn around and sue the federal government because they think the deal wasn't generous enough. steve. >> so i agree with elizabeth warren who's completely right. >> that's all i need to hear. you just made my morning. >> january 9th of the new session. >> check right there. >> it's amazing what a victory does. >> come on. >> something about 1,000 fathers and orphans. >> something like that. something like that. so i'm curious, mika. i'm reading "the new york times," as i do every morning. >> oh, yes. >> and i'm hurt. i am hurt because you always told me, and this is why, of
brand of the republican party. >> steve, georgette was prepared to put up with anything, as long as you could keep her tax rates down on any form of income that she has. and now they can't quite completely guarantee it for her. so what is she in this for, because she ain't with them -- >> it is an interesting cut-off date, january 13th, as ohs forred to any other years. i view the republican party as not the only divide between the rockefellers, and the conservatives. i think the moderate wing is basically known existent now, it is the conservatives who have pragmatic instincts, and i think they actually account for the majority of the republicans in the house. but they have subordinated those instin instincts, the growth, they can grab up all the dollars, steer it into the houses in the country. they are defined by the whack jobs, they basically define conservativism as sort of an insurgents, basically means conservativism now is basically defined as i oppose obama and any and all compromise. the power is there because they're intim dating. >> and some are actually fundraising over the
joins us and steve liesman, our senior economics reporter. you worried, what are you thinking here? >> you know the problem is we're already starting to see the consequences and specifically we saw that in the quarters leading up to the fiscal cliff discussion, and really this is just another reminder, another round reminding the american people and the world just how much of an imbalance this u.s. u.s. economy has become with out-of-control government spending and removing any incentive for businesses to invest in the u.s. economy. these are different conversations. when we talk about the government shutdown as a result of breaching the cliff, this is on obligations already made, dollars already spent. the conversation that we need to have or include here is reining in future spending which is what the republicans are trying to do at this point. >> what do you think, steve? have we already seen damage to the economy with all this uncertainty and questions surrounding the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff, or is there a point that you believe the debt ceiling fight damages the econ
as the main player? >> steve liesman and rick santelli tell us what they think it all means. steve, you first. you recently did, as you know that great interview with tim geithner right here on the "closing bell." how well do you know lew? >> not as well. he was at omb for a brief time, a couple years in this administration, his second go-round there. look, we're learning more about him, and i don't think there's very much mystery here. he would be picked for the job because he's a budget expert, and that also he's a loyalist inside the obama administration and in a place that values loyalty like a lot of white houses, and the question becomes does he have other critical qualifications that say wall street or the international banking and financial system would require, with the big question being, you know, if we were at a place where there was another financial crisis, how well would jack lew, as did robert ruben, hank paulsen and tim geithner do to instill confidence? >> steve, you were right on the money with the jack lew prediction. you and i had this conversation, but i just wonder, you
fed treasury and others presented their points. robert steve miller said the board fulfilled its fiduciary duty and the board reject it had entirely meaning it won't pursue the claims on its own or allowing greenberg international to pursue the claims in aidentifying's name. the ceo from 1967 until 2005, greenberg's long criticized the government's handling of aig during the financial crisis. his term filed the suit on behalf of other aig shareholders, the suit claiming, among other things, the firm's investors weren't properly compensated for the 80% stake the company took as collateral for the rescue packaged back in 2008. calls for clarification on the decision were not delivered. back to you. >> joining me right now in an exclusive interview, ceo benmosche. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, maria. >> very important time for the company and shareholders are out there watching this. first off i've got to say reading the court of public opinion, lots of headlines. now we've got a lawsuit against the government. the government bailed out this company. why did you even look at
they are up to. >> steve jobs adieued the iphone on this day in history. at 1:5, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly seval months. so, if the duc isn't able to work, ow will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >> welcome back to "fox & friends first". >> it is half past the hour. it is time now for the top 5@5:30 on the east coast. prosecutors could call their last witness today in the preliminary hearing for the accused dark knight shooter james holmes. they may call their own witnesses after that. the fbi agents describe the deadly trap he left for fbi agents. he had bullets that would burn so hot even water couldn't cool them. he set his computer up to play loud music hoping someone wou
. >> there we go. >> i don't think -- >> pimco -- >> you know i'm thinking of steve jobs and -- >> i know. >> it's -- >> i'm going to do it with my ipad, too. anyway when we come back. an interesting -- interest rate decision from the bank of england is just a few minutes away. plus president obama set to nominate jack lou as treasury today. roger altman will join us on set as our guest host for the next hour. "squawk" will be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> talking treasury. who is america's new top money man? the nomination of jack lew and what this means for the markets. reaction from former deputy treasury secretary roger altman. >>> stocks in focus. the most important themes for investors. get the names before trading begins, with jason trennert. >> and the herbalife war of words. >> herbalife is a pyramid scheme. >> now another activ
like this before. which one is it? joining us now is steve karnaky, host of "the cycle." steve, it's good to see you. empty threats? or are we in uncharted obstruction territory? >> i don't think it's uncharted yet. i'm curious to see how it plays out. i think in terms of the republicans unifying in opposition, it's more likely in the case of hagel than lew, but we'll see how that plays out. i don't pick up yet in either case on the threat of what could kill either of these nominations that would be a filibuster there is a sense in hagel, even if he had all the republicans, all 45 of them say they are against him, there will be still be up or down. so maybe 55-45, maybe one democrat will peel off. the longer term threat here is this. what we've already experienced in the last four years is that the republicans in some very sort of troubling ways have changed the behavior enormous for congressional parties. you look at how they have treated the debt ceiling. they tried to claim that as a legitimate bargaining tool. you look what the senate republicans have down with the filibuster,
be confirmed pretty easily. even though he has tough questioning at confirmation. >> let's bring in steve liesman. he is low drama, low confrontation. he doesn't have wall street regulatory. who is lew? >> i think the first theng i will do is begin the series of puns beginning with jack lew's name. let me say more about jack lew, we call this one, you don't know jack. >> of course you do. >> this is a financial education. beginning with harvard and georgetown. but that never disqualified anybody. tip o'neill 93 and '94, special to president clinton. and that's what john harwood was talking about. incredible expertise with the budget. moving on in 2006, new york university as executive advice president. then a stint at citigroup. first at global wealth management and next in a controversy by the way that comes up with a large bonus he got while citigroup was getting tart money. finally reenter the administration. i'm sure the administration will make a cot of, as secretary in charge of of resource management. and second stint of omb. then white house chief of staff to the present. let's lo
. periodically they've developed what steve jobs used to say is, not what you want in the sense that, well, i'm looking for a better -- but something you never thought about that you suddenly just can't believe you can't live without. i think they've got to come up with something. they've got to come up with something that you can't live without that you don't know about. >> and they'll be able to do that without steve jobs? not just embracing something, but pushing the people behind it to actually make it a reality? >> tim cook, according to the interview, with steve jobs, not a product guy. but there are product guys there. this was not a one-man company. >> no, it wasn't. >> henry ford was not the only person at ford. but ford did change rather dramatically. is that the right analog? i struggle on apple every day, because the data points are not so great. >> they're not. as a consumer, who uses apple products, we want to love the stock, but that's not necessarily the case. >> i love the ecosystem so much. i was downloading this apple ecosystem from itunes. but it's not a rain forest, and w
could that impact the man who is now nominated to succeed tim geithner? steve, good morning. >> thanks, carl. first of all, just to what you were talking about earlier, we understand geithner's going to hang out until january 25th in the treasury, giving jack lew to confirm and i guess perfect his signature. let's see what we've learned, what does he leave for jack lew. he got the stress test done. actually, that's not correct there. let's move away from that. what we're talking about here is the -- let me go to my notes. the stimulus was done -- but sustained growth was not. frank dod basel iii was not done. aig also done. what is the geithner model? what is the geithner doctrine? i think you can say like this, overwhelming government force when it's clear it's needed. b in a crisis, spend, regulate and guarantee and do it with conviction. let's talk about one of the things left over from the geithner years, which is going to be the issue of debt and deficit. i think you would say there was some accomplishment when it came to getting some of these deals in place. but ultimately, he pr
of virgin atlantic. he's going to assume that job as of february 1st. current ceo steve ridgeway is retiring after 11 years on the job. >> let's welcome our two guest hosts who will be with us for the next two hours. first up we have senator ron johnson who is a member of the commerce and budget committees. also john allison, former bb&t ceo, also president of cato. welcome to the both of you. we have a lot to discuss with you. first we want to get to some of the things we're going to be talking about over the next two hours. guys, we have you here because we have some serious issues. things that are facing our nation and i know you both have some very serious thoughts about them. >> true. >> senator, you brought some cups that i think lay out some of your concerns. >> listen, what i like to talk about, obviously, is how do you start decreasing the level of uncertainty, bring certainly back to this economy, you know, restore confidence so we can get our economy growing again which is the primary, that's the best way to solving our fiscal situation. i think the other problem we've got to solv
. steve king introduced a bill in 2011 to clarify, in his words, the 14th amendment. the amendment grants citizenship to anyone born -- it was written after the civil war for african-americans obviously. well, king argued it was not meant to include babies of illegal immigrants. take a look. >> anchor babies are babies that are born in the united states to an illegal mother, and the practice over the years has been to grant automatic citizenship to babies born on u.s. soil. they sneak into the united states, many of them, for the purposes of having the baby. they get the little birth certificate with their little feet prints on there, and then they stay here or go back to their home country and wait until that child comes of age, and then that child, they use that child to apply to bring in the family, the nuclear family, then the extended family. and it's out of control. >> you might expect something like that from the man who questioned whether barack obama's mom might have sent his birth announcement by telegram from kenya. king is at it again with anchor babies. introduced a new bill
are probably afraid i would fast fire you on there. all right, final trades. >> 85 calls unusual buy. >> steve weiss? >> pzn. a long institution yalg fund manager. >> and you know him? >> and i know rich. i don't own stock. friends with rich. >> okay. >> joe? >> close out the long xli. short -- >> applied materials. amat. >> that does it for us. have a great weekend. "power" starts now. >> "halftime" is over. "power lunch" and the second half of the trading day starts right now. >> alarm bells and it is not the scott wapner phone app, believe me, they are sounding at one of the best known investment firms in the world. see why a wall street journal report says sac capital is suddenly so nervous. payday problems. if you haven't looked yet at your direct deposit, get ready for a bit aftof a disappointmen. we will show you why. >>> plus, info into stock funds. hitting highs not seen in years. is it time for america to get back in the game or not? sue at the nyse. >> high, ty. can you love him or hate him. sac capital led by steven cohen has been major force for years. investigating involving insi
geithner. steve liesman joins us now. he has a look at exactly what lew will be left with once mr. geithner leaves town. >> no easier job now. treasury sect job was a tough job to begin with and today's circumstances, this post financial crisis world, a tougher job yet. let's go through some of the things that we know and some things we don't know. the debt ceiling and more among the jobs here, negotiate a debt ceiling and sequester deal with congress, or if you don't do that figure out thousand run the government without debt. an interesting job. also on that agenda, fixing long term entitlements. as well as the broader thing which geithner has been working on, but hasn't really pulled the trigger on, corporate and individual tax reform. let's broaden it out because there's a local other area especially in the wake of the financial crisis. the global finance job. who is the treasury secretary? he's the guy you need to stand up during the next meltdown. second thing, dodd-frank remains out there, unfinished regulations. basil 3. fannie mae and freddie mac as well as more on too big to fail.
. >> that's a really good depression. so it's good, but i don't know what it means. >>> coming up, why steve cohen's sap capital could be bracing from the big hour of squawk. you can't afford to miss this next deal in congress. it's going hit your take home pay line by line. it's more money than you might have thought coming up at 7:00 eastern time. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. u.s. equities at this hour, we have red arrows. dow off about 11 points this morning. the nasdaq off 1.5 points. s&p 500 marginally off about a point this morning. sap capital telling business employees and parter ners it's bracing for employee withdraw. the journal says this is amid intense regulatory scrutiny of alleged insider trading at sac. worth noting,
we have found a way it be able to run automobiles with water, that was the hope of steve jobs. they run on water and we've got that in q2. i'm taking numbers down. that's where we are right now, the mind-set of apple is so horrible, that i feel like taking a big bag of macintoshs and smashing them. >> if this story had come out a year ago, it would have been seen as leading a way in the emerging market play. this is exactly what they needed to do. >> 40 billion more apps, china taking over the world, nokia destroyed. now it's like, a new phone, you know, wow. >> the context is a different context this year than a year ago. you look at the third-quarter share loss. 14.6% down from 23% a year ago. you look at samsung's growth, and samsung at 31% of worldwide shipments, from 8.8%. so we're seeing these two sort of cross paths here with samsung on the upswing, samsung yesterday reporting a record year, and apple on the down side. >> how long is tim cook going to subsidize its biggest enemy, samsung, and not go to taiwan semiconductors? do something about this south korean invasion
. hold on. and then the story i read on the front page of the wall street journal, steve, it did make the arrangement that he did run the two divisions, one of which got into serious trouble in 2007, 2008. he wasn't the guy making the investment decisions that really caused such severe heartburn. i red read that in the wall street journal today. >> well, he was in charge of the operation and it lost money. whether he was making specific calls on investments, don't know. but you don't look at that reference and say, gee, this really makes him qualified to be the treasury secretary for the united states. >> all right. let's let ali weigh in. >> steve, good to see you. i'm not sure anyone who would nominate for treasury secretary that the editorial of the wall street editorial would but who knows. your history is one of a tax fighter. you've been a tax fighter forever. you're founder of the club for growth. >> right. >> you've got the same dna as grover norquist and pat toomey and guys like this. jack lew understands budgets. the fact of the matter is, this is a guy that can speak the ri
the jobless rate to 6 1/2%, a report from steve leaiesman whe we return. about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ >>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. in the headlines, amr shareholders might be getting earnings. it might be unusual but its stock has improved since filing for bankruptcy in 2011. the possibility of that was mentioned to the justice department. >>> a number of redesign ed mercedes models should drive sales. the u.s. has become more important now that demands from china has receded. >>> finally, apple's tim cook on his second visit to china in a year and ramped up speculation apple is renewing efforts to strike a partnership with apple mobile, the country's largest carrier and apple declined to comment whether they would be meeting
to support him as defense secretary. >> leak steve said, i'm also looking forward to the confirmation process. that will help us get a much better sense of where chuck hagel's values are, where he's willing to put his shoulder behind the wheel. and it's really encouraging to hear that he's made promises around open service for lgbt service members, around women's issues. the problem is, we just haven't seen any evidence of that. so while steve and a lot of the others can say, i've talked to hagel. he's indicated that support, he shook my hand. he's a nice guy. that's great. i actually want to see real concrete promises from him that will not only is he going to enforce the law as it stands, but actually take it further and make sure that the u.s. armed services is a place of inclusion, is a place of equality, is a place of fairness. and the aim for civil service that he will also manage as part of it his responsibilities as secretary of defense. so i'm just looking for much more concrete evidence of that support. >> heather kroen, thank you very much for joining us. stephen clemens, thanks fo
and your readers, a piece for "atlantic monthly," go on the atlantic site, steve wrote a great piece from a credible perspective about senator hagel's relationship with the lgbt community. we will have a chance in senate hearings for on senator hagel to address this head on. i suspect maybe he is second only to rg3 this morning in terms of washington's bandwidth. i expect they will be well attended and highly viewed. >> not bad company to be in. a quick question on iran. that's a whole other category and lots of questions. if you look, a long record of opposing sanctions on iran. look at what the president has done, he has aggressively and increasingly ramped up sanctions on iran. seems completely contradict trooe ry on that front. >> he has a report of opposing unilateral sanctions on iran. he was supportive of multilateral sanctions on iran. they are, woulding to some affect. he is opposed to unilateral sanctions, because is he very clear on the threat that iran poses, and the danger iran poses, but he doesn't think unilateral sanctions are effective. he thinks they isolate the united s
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